3 Best Duck Hunting Boots

Hey hunters and welcome to my post where we will check out my three best duck hunting boots to keep the feet dry with this year.  As we know, duck hunting is often a wet proposition hence a good pair of hunting boots is often considered essential equipment. Not only can they keep your feet dry, but also warm too.

But of course there are plenty of options to choose from out there so to help you out, I have had a good look around and come up with three decent options below.

Let’s check them out…

My three recommended duck hunting boots

I will review these in more detail below, but if you just want to get moving without all the carry-on, my recommended products are listed here for your convenience: 

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What are duck hunting boots?

With all due respect, duck hunting boots are essentially fancy gum boots designed to keep your feet warm and dry as you stalk the swamplands.  They are usually made of vulcanized rubber, waterproof and lined with a good sole grip for added stability as well.

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What should you be looking for?

The following factors should be considered as you look for a good pair of boots for your duck hunting needs.

  1. Durability
  2. Comfort
  3. Insulation
  4. Weight
  5. Additions

Durability

The durability of duck hunting boots should always be taken into account due to their intended use. Look for boots that are made of vulcanized rubber which is an incredibly durable substance which will handle the wet and damp of duck hunting. 

Others are made of neoprene which is another extremely strong and durable rubber compound with many purposes such as gaskets, cable jackets, tubing, O-rings, seals, tire-sidewalls, gasoline hoses, wetsuits, and orthopedic braces.

Comfort

Even through they are essentially gumboots, keep in mind that when duck hunting, you will be spending a bit of time walking in them.  For that reason, look for options that provide cushioning and support where appropriate.

Proper insulation will keep your feet from getting too cold and manufacturers typically add a plush inside liner that reduces odor buildup while enhancing comfort as well.

Insulation

The majority of manufacturers provide rubber hunting boots with various levels of insulation which is indicated by numbers such as 200g, 800g and 1200g, etc. The insulation is thicker when the boots have a higher number. 

While boots with 200g or 400g ratings are better suited for early or spring season hunts or if you perform a lot of mobile/spot-and-stalk hunting, boots with higher levels like 1200g or 1600g often function best for freezing, stationary hunts.

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Weight

Rubber doesn’t weigh much at all however you should, if at all possible, choose boots that are lightweight to make moving around in them much more uncomplicated.

Lightweight footwear is also better in muddy conditions as well.

Additions

Other potential additions include:

  1. Anti-slip sole: Slippery terrain is common sight during waterfowl hunting which could lead to accidents. The anti-slip sole of the duck hunting boots prevents this from happening, so you are safe wading the muddy field.
  2. Camouflaged: Duck boots that blend with the surroundings could be an add-on you might consider as you chase prized ducks.
  3. Warranty: This feature guarantees the buyer that the product is in excellent condition, without any damage at all, upon its purchase.

My three recommendations broken down

So based on the information above and my own experience, I recommend the following options:

1. HISEA Apollo Basic Hunting Boots

My first recommended duck hunting boots provide a perfect fit for anyone’s size and come with a standard height to prevent water from getting in. They have a great grip and are lined for warmth.  See its specifications below:

  • Brand: HISEA
  • Material: Rubber neoprene
  • Size: US Size Men 6 to 13 
  • Weight: 4.5 pounds
  • Dimension: Depends on the size

Other inclusions:

  • Breathable air mesh
  • EVA midsoles
  • Back gussets with cinch buckles

Why have I chosen them?

This product comes with a 5 mm neoprene insert for comfort, flexibility and warmth, a waterproof CR flex-foam bootie with four-way stretch nylon seals for a better fit. Add to that the sealed rubber shell that extends up to the topline, providing the duck hunter with additional protection from moisture and other snake like dangers too.


2. TIDEWE Rubber Hunting Boots

These multi-purpose duck hunting boots are durable with a camouflaged design and neoprene liner. See their specifications below:

  • Brand: TIDEWE
  • Material: 7mm neoprene; 800g insulation
  • Size: US Size Women 6 to 11, US Size Men 5 to 14
  • Weight: 6.17 pounds
  • Dimension: Depends on the size

Other inclusions:

  • Camouflaged boots
  • Waterproof
  • Back gussets with cinch buckles 
  • Breathable & comfortable insole

Why have I chosen it?

These rubber hunting boots are waterproof, comfortable and flexible with anti-slip soles. They have a steel shank between the insole and outsole that reinforces the boot’s toe and heel sections to achieve excellent durability.  They will keep your feet comfortable over a large range of temperatures as well.


3. DRYCODE Waterproof Rubber Hunting Boots 

My last duck hunting boot option is another with great support, lining and an anti-slip sole. See its specifications below:

  • Brand: Drycode
  • Material: waterproof rubber and 5mm neoprene
  • Size: US Size Women 6 to 14, US Size Men 5 to 14
  • Weight: 5.06 to 6.16 pounds
  • Dimension: Depends on the size

Other inclusions it has:

  • Adjustable Cuff Gusset
  • Strong Reinforced Toe
  • Breathable & Comfortable Insole

Why have I chosen them?

The boot is made entirely of 100% vulcanized rubber materials and features flexible 5MM neoprene. It provides for great grip and warmth over a large range of temperatures.  Its insole is double-layer with a surface made of densely woven mesh.  This is a great option for those who spend a lot of time with their feet in the water whilst hunting.

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Conclusion

There you have it, my three best duck hunting boots. I would be pleased to know how this article helped you, and as usual,  let me know of your experiences with them.

Also, please do not hesitate to comment below if you have any questions, concerns, or corrections or would like me to check anything else out for you.

Until next time.

Have fun

Paul

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Hi, I'm Paul

I am a passionate fishing, camping and four wheeled driving hobbyist who researches, tests and educates around issues and equipment relevant to them.

I am by no means a professional however my passion is to assist you in making informed decisions about buying and using awesome gear that will give you the best chance of success at whatever you are doing for the best price.

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Paul